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Illinois’ SBJW Insurance Joins Valley Insurance Agency Alliance
SBJW Insurance in Quincy, Illinois, has joined Valley Insurance Agency Alliance (VIAA), a cohesive family of over 120 independent insurance agencies in Missouri and Illinois. SBJW Insurance was founded in 2019 by owner Sara Bruns, who has more than 15 …

POSTED MARCH 26, 2019 6:07 AM
Governor Signs South Dakota Law That Targets Labeling of ‘Fake Meat’
Gov. Kristi Noem has signed legislation that requires “fake meat” products to be correctly labeled, hoping to reduce the impact of lab-cultured products on the local beef market. A product is misbranded if it intentionally labels products in a false, …

POSTED MARCH 26, 2019 6:04 AM
Vanderbilt University Hospital Sued for $25M for Operating on Wrong Kidney
A Tennessee woman says Vanderbilt University Medical Center operated on the wrong kidney during her surgery in what federal officials call a “never event.” The Tennessean reports Carla Miller says the error damaged her urinary system and she now needs …

POSTED MARCH 26, 2019 5:23 AM
Tennessee Gov Requests Federal Aid for Flood Damage
Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee is asking President Donald Trump’s administration to make federal assistance available for government efforts to address recent flooding and storms, citing a $151.3 million impact through local and state emergency responses, and infrastructure and road damage. …

POSTED MARCH 26, 2019 5:09 AM
U. of Minnesota Worker Charged with Stealing $134K in Computers from School
A former University of Minnesota employee who admitted to stealing iPads from Target is also accused of the using school funds to purchase 78 computers over 14 months and sell them for personal profit, according to authorities. Hennepin County District …

POSTED MARCH 26, 2019 5:02 AM
J&J, Bayer Deny Liability But Settle 25,000 Xarelto Lawsuits for $775 Million
Bayer AG and Johnson & Johnson have agreed to settle more than 25,000 U.S. lawsuits alleging that their blockbuster blood thinner Xarelto caused unstoppable and in some cases fatal bleeding for a total of $775 million, court documents on Monday …

POSTED MARCH 26, 2019 5:00 AM
California Judges Target Class Actions That Benefit Lawyers Over Consumers
Federal judges in California are cracking down on warped incentives in class-action lawsuits, exerting tighter oversight of settlements that provide hefty fees for plaintiff lawyers but no meaningful benefit for those harmed by corporate misdeeds. A recent example was the …

POSTED MARCH 26, 2019 5:00 AM
Oklahoma Supreme Court OKs Start of Landmark Trial Against Opioid Makers
Oklahoma’s top court on Monday declined to delay a landmark trial set for May in a multibillion-dollar lawsuit accusing OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP and two other drugmakers of helping fuel an opioid abuse and overdose epidemic in the state. …

POSTED MARCH 26, 2019 5:00 AM
Employers Using Robots to Catch Fraud in Expense Reports
It sounds like it should have been impossible to miss, but it took more than a year for an industrial equipment company to discover $12,000 worth of doggie day spa charges on an employee’s expense reports. Level upon level of …

POSTED MARCH 26, 2019 5:00 AM
Supreme Court Rejects Copyright Claim Against Nike’s Michael Jordan Image
The U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal from a photographer who said Nike Inc. stole key aspects of his iconic photo of basketball star Michael Jordan and used them to sell billions of dollars in shoes and other merchandise. The …

POSTED MARCH 26, 2019 5:00 AM

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